Hasht Behesht Apart. Hotel
Travel Blogs from Esfahan
... getting a cab for the final leg but eventually we succeeded....arrived at the well located Hotel Safir at 6.30pm. The hotel is a HQ establishment after a recent refit; very comfortable & with jug & tea bags ( a rare thing to be able to make your own cuppa in the room in Iran); but way over-heated (N said this was for the Arabs!)
At 8 pm we walked down the busy tree lined main street, passing modern high end shops ...
... people wake up when the bus / train / whatever stops but I didn’t remember the bus stopping so this had me intrigued until I saw a swap happen.
The offsider driving put the 'cruise control' on (playing around with something down by his leg that I couldn't see, possibly a stick to keep the pedal down?) at 110km/hr (GPS confirmed), then on a ...
... up the VISA in Mashhad in a few days time so let's hope that is indeed the case. Back in a taxi to the hotel then onto the bus station (everything is so spread out, about 40 min drive each way) we found a bus going to Esfahan no problem. A VVIP so I guess that means VERY very important person - especially as we managed to obtain seats one and two. Special indeed. Super comfy bus with two seats, aisle, then one seat. Full recline and pop up foot ...
... interior wall covered in beautifully gruesome imagery. There is also a museum containing a Rembrandt, some writing on a hair, the worlds smallest book and a disturbing display of the Armenian genocide in Turkey. Back to Sayeed's shop in the Imam Square for a secret lunch in his back street warehouse. It was the best food we have had in Iran so far with a garnish of red cabbage, chillies, a potato, cauliflower and ...
... and accommodation sorted for Goa!! Whoop whoop, very excited about our little adventure through India.
Off to dinner in the main square where Grae and all the girls were having a picnic with some amazing curry thing and flat bread. We went and got burgers, which were the biggest things you have ever seen in your life. Down to join the folks in the shisha bar, where the girls and boys are supposed to sit in different areas and ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Room service
- Free parking